Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Apricot jam

A few years, I stumbled across the book "Preserving the Taste" (now out of print), and fell into the deep hole of jam making. It had wonderful recipes that used natural pectin (lemon juice) and much less sugar than standard recipes so the pure taste of the fruit came through. We had rows of mango, apricot, strawberry, nectarine, and plum jam stacked in a downstairs closet. They are so good on toast, waffles, and pancakes!

But our unanimous family favorite is apricots and I almost missed the season with all my sewing projects.
I know the lids do not match, but they were too sweet to wait for next year's strawberry season!


caitlyn said...

Oooh, the jam looks yummy!

Ali said...

Wow that looks good. My friend's brother made apricot and almond jam for Christmas presents one year and it was awesome. Really must give it a go someday soon.

Megan said...

Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum.

Incahgneetoh@yahoo.com said...

I came to look at bags and other sewing crafts...but got sidetracked by this jam...yuuummm

I love plum jam but lately cannot find it at my grocer's. I would love to make some. Do you have a recipe to share?